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Meditation and the EEG

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Journal publication date05/1980
JournalPsychological Medicine
Number of pages7
Original languageEnglish


Previous research on meditation and the EEG is described, and findings relating to EEG patterns during meditation are discussed. Comparisons of meditation with other altered states are reviewed and it is concluded that, on the basis of existing EEG evidence, there is some reason for differentiating between meditation and drowsing. Research on alpha-blocking and habituation of the blocking response during meditation is reviewed, and the effects of meditation on EEG patterns
outside of meditation are described. In conclusion, the need for more precisely formulated research is pointed out.

Bibliographic note

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=PSM The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Psychological Medicine, 10 (2), pp 369-375, © 1980 Cambridge University Press.